Sunday, May 26, 2013

IIWK: Contraception and Self-Sufficency

This is a continuation of my "If I Were King of the World" series; all other parts can be found here.

As a hard-working citizen of this country, I don't like to sign up for unemployment benefits when I'm between jobs. I've made the smart choice to save my money, most of my money, and so, in times of trouble, I have a reasonable amount of saving to fall back on.

I recognize that not everybody has had the same opportunities as I have, but I also recognize that not everybody is as wise with their spending as I have been. That said, I still think people should be made to be more responsible, because some just won't do it on their own.

The first part of that is mandatory birth contraception from puberty until a self-sufficiency exam.
I like how that sounds: "self-sufficiency exam." Pretty much what I mean by that, is no having kids until you can show that you're capable of taking care of them on your own dime.

Now, I can understand having the means and then losing them. That's not what I'm talking about. What I'm referring to is those people who can't take care of themselves having children that they then can't take care of either.

Just as condoms are cheaper than college, so too do I dare make the assertion that the cost of government funded birth control is cheaper that government funded child care.

As for the arguments about religions (especially Pope Whatshisname) against contraception... honestly, that's just people making excuses so they don't have to take responsibility for their own actions.